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Holes, Walls, and Slabs

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© Courtesy of the artist and Box Gallery
Holes, Walls, and Slabs

1611-A Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501
August 12th, 2011 - September 10th, 2011
Opening: August 12th, 2011 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.boxgallerysf.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Guadalupe, Railyard
EMAIL:  
michelle@boxgallerysf.com
PHONE:  
505.989.4897
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday – Saturday, 10am - 5pm

DESCRIPTION

Box Gallery presents an exhibition of new acrylic relief paintings by Tom Miller entitled Holes, Walls, and Slabs. Exhibition dates are: August 12 – September 10, 2011. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, August 12, 5–7 pm.

Miller paints on panel or paper to build low-relief monochromatic or 2-color works, commonly in white and/or grey. The imagery references simple industrial or architectural forms. Some forms seem to hover in abstracted space. In contrast, the matte paint contributes to a sense of visual weightiness. These are bold, elegant works, made even more appealing by subtle imperfections – little scratches, smudges, sketch lines, and pockmarks which recall the makerʼs hand.

Miller writes: “I use forced perspective and symmetry in my work as a structural limitation. I also complicate the image by removing horizon lines. This opens up the space. These two-dimensional works are as much sculpture as drawing and painting. As a result they reside in the middle ground between physical presence and illusion.”